Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n Roll: Maximum Metal's Guide Through Sweden's "Stockholm Strip"
12/17/2012 4:56:24 PM by Frank

"Stockholm is the new Sunset Strip!" --attributed to Chris Laney of Zan Clan.

It's no secret that Sweden has been vigorously grinding the hard rock wheel. A quarter of a century has passed since Southern California ruled the glam/sleeze scene of late 80s hair metal. Since then the Sunset Strip movement has been transplanted and the sex, drugs and rock 'n roll has come back to claim a new generation. At this point, casual listeners and even hardcore fans like us are starting to become confused. Every week a new band surfaces and at this point it can become very dense foliage in search for that ripe banana. We wanted to take you all on a guided tour of some of our favorite bands to look for on Sweden's "Stockholm Strip".

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Demons and Wizards In Flames
Leng Tch'e The Haunted
Chaingunn Deceased
Twisted Tower Dire Machine Head
Kataklysm Seven Witches
Godsmack Nazareth
Usurper Rawhead Rexx
Metallica Dr. Butcher
Black Sabbath Paragon
Biomechanical Bloodbath
Sevendust Artension
Mourning Beloveth Victory
Sludge! Sinergy
Axenstar Duke
DevilDriver Defiled
Royal Anguish Neverland
Mother Misery I Hate Sally
Epica Gamma Ray
Iron Angel Ministry
Brutal Mastication Hatework
Krokus Scorpions
Killswitch Engage Aina
Annihilator GWAR
Conquestador Dark Tranquillity
Napalm Death Azrael's Bane
Milkweed Gods Of Fire
The New Breed Loudblast
Soilwork Necrophagia
Astral Doors Yyrkoon
Strikelight Hellfire
Icarus Witch Wolverine
Darkthrone Crimson Moonlight
Oathean Novembers Doom
Swallow The Sun Gizmachi
Grand Magus Impiety
Disbelief Raging Speedhorn
Manntis Mirador
Maximum Overdrive Unchained
Nuse Evemaster
Horna Supagroup
Alice Cooper Thor
Nuclear Assault Armored Saint
Crystal Fate Dirty Americans
ASG Overloaded
Barcode Shattersphere
Running Wild Avenged Sevenfold
Damnation Doomfoxx
Overmars Avulsed
Skullshifter Detonation
Motorhead Virgin Steele
Dismember Hate
Absu Vader
Pile of Heads Witchery
Southern Black Sand Cannibal Corpse
Thyrane Daylight Dies
Firehouse The Ocean
The Smashup Elvenking
Candlemass Hirax
Speed/Kill/Hate Sun Descends
Theater of Tragedy War Within
Psycroptic Warface
From the Grave Skyforger
Oblomov Rotting Christ
Lupara Lesbian Bed Death
Cheva Darkness Eternal
Lecherous Nocturne Skullflower
In This Moment Necrophobic
Grenouer Marc Sasso
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Manes Ulcerate
Echoes of Eternity Cauldron
Diamond Dogs Night Ranger
Distorted Mass Extinction
Pathology Glenn Hughes
Rosetta Father Befouled
Demonic Symphony Straight Line Stitch
Vulture Industries Godhead
Uriah Heep The More I See
Iron Fire UFOmammut
Crown The Lost Caliban
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